Baby geese! Many, many baby geese!
I was too fried to post last Sunday when we got home from Olympia, so I’ll try to catch up on the last couple of weeks in this post without burying you in zillions of pictures.
Last weekend was the annual Northwest Fleche ride, a one-way (fleche=arrow) bike ride to Olympia, WA. I drove up to meet my partner and his team at the end of the ride and participate in the March for Science at the state capitol in Olympia.
All of us old hippies on the way to the capitol. All of these marches I’ve been to since January have been majority women, often majority middle-aged and older women. We know a bully when we see one.
A few short speeches before the March. It rained BUCKETS as I was driving over there and searching for a parking place, but the rain petered out as I was walking to the capitol, thankfully.
I enjoyed this sign.
Off and marching. Estimated attendance 5,000 people, which I thought was pretty impressive considering that nearby Seattle also had a huge march.
Tacos for dinner. Partner advised me that you really don’t want to hang out with randonneurs if you’re trying to lose weight because this is how they eat. (Not shown: equally impressive lunch.)
We came home on Sunday afternoon to find that my Nature’s Fabrics order had arrived! I waited until they had a discount code available for members of their Facebook group, then used that and the gift certificate I won a while ago. I got these two cotton/lycra knits, plus two heavier cotton knits for leggings. I LOVE THEM.
Tuesday night clean-out-the-fridge-before-I-go-grocery-shopping pizza. Sauce was a weird pesto made with leftover parsley, mint, tarragon, basil, and some broccoli. Covered with random bits of veg, some ham that needed using, and various cheeses. A little strange, but we ate it.
Quilt top is finished and sandwiched! The back is also pieced–used up a LOT of scraps on this. More scrap quilting to come, as I’ve realized that scrap stash is a bigger problem for me than actual yardage. (BTW, Shelby is contemplating the napping possibilities here, you can just tell.)
I was inspired by this lovely post over at Mona’s place and filled another bag of clothing for the local shelter (partner also contributed). The white bag in front is filled with 8 1/2 yards (plus some large scraps) of fabric to go to SCRAP. Yay!
As always, all credit to Natalie of Threads and Bobbins for coming up with the idea for Sunday Sevens and giving us an excuse to talk about (very) random pizzas.
Have a great week, everybody, and I hope that you find some beauty in the world this week. Sometimes it’s hard to find, and sometimes you have to make it yourself, but it’s there. Hang on to it, and each other.